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  • BofA's $17B settlement not as large as it appears

    BofA's $17B settlement not as large as it appears

    Thursday, August 21 2014 3:15 AM EDT2014-08-21 07:15:51 GMT
    Bank of America's purchase of Countrywide Financial has cost it tens of billions of dollars over the past six years. An expected $17 billion settlement with the Justice Departm ent will increase that toll, but...
    Bank of America's purchase of Countrywide Financial has cost it tens of billions of dollars over the past six years. An expected $17 billion settlement with the Justice Departm ent will increase that toll, but not by a...
  • California drought stings bees, honey supplies

    California drought stings bees, honey supplies

    Thursday, August 21 2014 2:43 AM EDT2014-08-21 06:43:59 GMT
    California's record drought hasn't been sweet to honeybees, and it's creating a sticky situation for beekeepers and honey buyers.
    California's record drought hasn't been sweet to honeybees, and it's creating a sticky situation for beekeepers and honey buyers.
  • China manufacturing drags on Asian stock markets

    China manufacturing drags on Asian stock markets

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 11:53 PM EDT2014-08-21 03:53:26 GMT
    Asian stocks got a slight boost from Wednesday from positive U.S. economic figures that reinforced expectations of eventual Fed rate hikes and a stronger dollar, while European markets drifted lower.
    Asian stock markets were dampened by a weak China manufacturing survey Thursday, but Japan gained on the prospect of a stronger dollar after Fed minutes showed policymakers are leaning toward their first rate hike since...
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